Criminal Defense

The criminal justice system is not perfect.  All too often, we see news reports of an innocent person being released from custody after serving decades in prison for a crime that they did not commit.  Poor police work, lying informants, witness misidentification, prosecutorial misconduct and inadequate legal representation are the root causes of wrongful convictions.

I am a former New York State Trooper, Assistant District Attorney and New York State Assistant Attorney General.  I have successfully defended criminal cases in both state and federal criminal courts in Western New York.  I understand that at times, innocent people are falsely accused of crimes.  I also understand that sometimes people deserve a second chance.

I do not represent gang bangers or career criminals.  I represent everyday people who find themselves caught up in the pitfalls of the criminal justice system and are looking for an honest attorney to protect their constitutional rights.